David Miliband MP – the handsomest Environment Secretary in Westminster

Matthew Chatfield
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The Ranger was doing some slightly worthy homework reading up on the Marine Bill White Paper. Intending to write a bit of new stuff for Naturenet, or maybe a post on this blog, he was stopped in his tracks by a startling image:

Environment Secretary, David Miliband © Crown Copyright 2007

Environment Secretary, David Miliband

Now, really. Perhaps we should take this moment to reflect. There are two things we can all learn from this remarkable portrait. Firstly, if you’re one of the most important politicians in the country, try not to pose for a photograph of yourself looking like a gurning imbecile. And secondly, if that is unavoidable, then don’t, whatever you do, publish the result alongside every press release and on an official government website in full 250kb hi-resolution glory, and invite people to download it. It’ll only lead to trouble

Matthew Chatfield

Uncooperative crusty. Unofficial Isle of Wight cultural ambassador. Conservation, countryside and the environment, with extra stuff about spiders.

One thought on “David Miliband MP – the handsomest Environment Secretary in Westminster

  • 12th May, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    The Ranger is a right one to criticise for gurning. I have photos, you know… But as you’re taking the p*** out of a government minister, I’ll let you off.


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